Job prospects Light Duty Cleaner in Prince Edward Island

Job opportunities for Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731) are good in Prince Edward Island over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a light duty cleaner.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in Prince Edward Island

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Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731) in Prince Edward Island for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Prospects for employment in this occupation are expected to be favorable reflecting improved economic conditions over the forecast horizon. Enhanced sanitization and hygiene measures across industries due to the pandemic has resulted in increased demand for light duty cleaners in the province.

Total employment in this industry is expected to continue to rise due to growth in the population and in the number of residential and commercial buildings in the province. The health care and social assistance industry including hospitals and nursing and residential care facilities is another key employer. Expansions occurring at some of these facilities will also generate additional job openings for these workers.

Light duty cleaners who have a valid driver's licence and access to a vehicle may have better job prospects as workers may need to visit several sites in one day. Part-time work is common in this occupation, and candidates may be required work various shifts including nights, evenings and weekends. In some parts of P.E.I. job opportunities may be seasonal, with more openings in the summer months. This is particularly true in the accommodation and food services industry as some resorts and hotels only operate in the summer months.

Enhanced hygiene measures in health-care establishments, the expansion and growth of accommodation services, and an aging of the population, should result in an increase in the demand for maintenance and home cleaning services. This is a large occupational group in PEI with a large employer base. As with most large occupations, there will be frequent job openings due to turnover and workers changing jobs. This occupation is also an excellent source of summer and part-time employment for students.

Here are some key facts about Light duty cleaners in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 1,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Light duty cleaners mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Accommodation services (NAICS 721): 30%
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 24%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 6%
    • Arts, entertainment and recreation (NAICS 71): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 66% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 34% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 45% of light duty cleaners work all year, while 55% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 22 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • 9% of light duty cleaners are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.
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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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